Zooey Files for Divorce

And reveals her financial situation in the process
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Zooey Deschanel Files for Divorce From Ben Gibbard, Reveals Financial Situation in the Process
In this July 10, 2011 file photo, Zooey Deschanel and her husband Ben Gibbard arrive at the premiere of the animated feature film "Winnie the Pooh" at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

It's official: Two months after her split with hubby Ben Gibbard became public, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel has filed for divorce from the Death Cab for Cutie frontman. She filed in LA on Dec. 27, citing irreconcilable differences and putting the date of separation as Halloween, TMZ reports. The two, both musicians, had married in 2009. Her lawyer attached Deschanel's income and expense declaration to the documents, giving TMZ some insight into her financial situation.

Specifically, she brings in an average of $95,000 per month and spends an average of $22,550 per month. For those of you not familiar with celebrity expenses, that amount is what TMZ refers to as "shockingly thrifty" and "relatively modest." She has a zero balance on all three of her credit cards, and she's rich to the tune of $1,578,000 in the bank, $1,645,000 in investments, and $693,300 in property. Of the $22,550 she spends per month, $1,500 goes to charity—click to see how she spends some of the rest. (Read more Zooey Deschanel stories.)

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